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Executive PA Diploma

Our specialised home study/distance learning Executive PA Diploma Level 3 qualification accredited by NCFE CQ plus 650 CPD points/credits is our most popular qualification and designed to train you to a professional standard for a rewarding career as a top PA!

Lady sat at her desk competing PA training from Lewis CollegeThis course is highly recognised by employers from a wide range of business sectors including NHS, local government, banks, corporate and small businesses.

The course is suitable if you are a beginner or changing careers, as well as those of you already working as a PA/Secretary/Administrator and looking to gain recognition for your existing experience and develop your skills and knowledge further.  The course will enable you to apply for Executive PA positions.

The average salary for Executive PAs is £37,000 with the top range exceeding £40,000 and some more experienced roles over £50,000 in the London area.   Salaries have increased by over £2,500 in the last 12 months (Reed).  Current salaries can be found at Reed – Executive PA Salary Check.

Scroll down to read about:

  • How you will study
  • Course Content
  • Qualification Accreditation Details
  • Course Fees, Payment Options and Discounts – SPECIAL OFFER UNTIL END OF MARCH- 25% DISCOUNT WHEN PAYING IN FULL
  • How to Enrol

Home Study/Distance Learning – with a difference!

This is a home study/distance learning course with personal tutor support throughout providing guidance, feedback, individually marked work – similar to a classroom based course but without the need to attend any classes!

You can study as and when you wish – there are no set time frames to complete your work within other than the overall course time frame.  Some weeks you may wish to study more and then less the following week.  All very flexible!

You can study full time/fast track so you can complete the course as quickly as you wish (some students have completed in 6 months), or part time to fit in around other commitments choosing to complete the course at a slower pace studying from as little as 2 hours-8 hours a week to suit.

Whatever your study or payment plan, the course is open for 22 months.

Accreditation – NCFE CQ and 650 CPD points/credits

The course is a fully accredited qualification and upon successful completion you will be awarded 650 CPD points/credits and the:

CQ10452 – Executive PA Diploma (Level 3)

Comprising the following individual Diplomas:

CQ10447 – Advanced IT User Diploma (Level 3)
CQ10445 – Advanced Administration Diploma (Level 3)
CQ10446 – Advanced Business Documents Diploma (Level 3)
CQ10472  – PA Skills Certificate (Level 3)
CQ10464 – Teeline Shorthand Diploma (Level 3) – Additional Option/cost

Level 3 is advanced level and the course has been benchmarked using Ofqual’s QCF level descriptors to allow you to consider the depth of study, and level of difficulty involved.  Further information about NCFE Awarding Body and accreditation.

Course Content

There is a PA text book included in the course, IT manuals, demonstration videos, information booklets, mock exams, worked examples,  marked assignments and tasks, ongoing tutor support.  You will complete untimed Assessments or timed exams at the end of each Unit for submission to NCFE.

Free careers advice, CV review and job application support included in the course.

Level 3 - Advanced IT User Diploma - Microsoft Office
Word - Word ProcessingExcel - Spreadsheets and Charts
PowerPoint - Electronic PresentationsAccess - Databases
Outlook - Email and PIMPublisher - Desktop Publishing
Internet Browsing Software

You will need Microsoft Office for this section of the course.  Monthly subscription available for Office 365 or earlier versions back to 2013 are suitable.  Details on request.

Level 3 - Advanced Administration Diploma
Business EventsBusiness Trips
Business Meetings and Conference CallsReviewing Office Procedures
Research and Report WritingHR Recruitment
Diary ManagementBusiness Organisations
Petty Cash, Stationery and Travel Costs ManagementComposing Complex Business Documents
Level 3 - Advanced Business Documents Diploma
Touch Typing and Speed Development (interactive typing program)Advanced Business Letters
Complex TablesProducing and Editing Multi-page Reports
Audio TranscriptionMail Merge
Level 3 - PA Skills Certificate
Confidence Building and Self EsteemOrganisational Skills, Stress Management, Ergonomics and Health
Communication Skills - Body Language, Listening and Answering Skills, Telephone TechniquesRelationship and People Management skills
Social Media and Networking Skills
Level 3 - Teeline Shorthand Diploma - Additional option - special discount rate - £180
Teeline TheorySpeed Development from 40 wpm to 70 wpm
Business Correspondence Dictation and TranscriptionMinutes of Business Meetings

There are 2 text books with this Diploma.  You will also need a shorthand notebook and biro.

Course Fees, Discounts, Payment and Study Options

Course Fees£1,950
Normally 15% Discount NOW 25% Discount for Paying in Full
10% Discount for Paying Quarterly
You can complete the course over 12 months.
Each quarter payment £438
PAYG - Pay as you go - Monthly Subscription
No interest charged and no finance agreement.
You can pay monthly by standing order.
You can stop your course at any time you wish.
You can decide on the monthly amount you pay to suit your own budget.
The course programme is spread over the payment plan.
This enables all students to study with us no matter what their budget.

How to Enrol

If you would like to enrol on this course please email:

Providing details of

  • Course Title
  • Month you would like to start
  • Which payment option you would like to choose

An enrolment form will then be sent to you by email.